auxiliary

  • 1 Auxiliary — may refer to:*A backup system *An auxiliary input. See Scart and Jack (connector). *An auxiliary verb *International auxiliary language *Auxiliary police *Troops supporting the main force of an army see auxiliaries **Armed Forces auxiliary… …

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  • 2 auxiliary — auxiliary, subsidiary, accessory, contributory, subservient, ancillary, adjuvant mean supplying aid or support. Auxiliary may imply subordinate rank or position {an auxiliary organization} {an auxiliary bishop} {the conclusion that the humanistic …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 Auxiliary — Aux*il ia*ry (?; 106), a. [L. auxiliarius, fr. auxilium help, aid, fr. augere to increase.] Conferring aid or help; helping; aiding; assisting; subsidiary; as auxiliary troops. [1913 Webster] {Auxiliary scales} (Mus.), the scales of relative or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 auxiliary — [ôg zil′yə rē; ôgzil′ē ə rē, ôg zilē er΄ē; ] often [, ôgzil′ə rē] adj. [L auxiliaris, helpful < auxilium, aid < pp. of augere, to increase: see WAX2] 1. giving help or aid; assisting or supporting 2. acting in a subsidiary, or subordinate,… …

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  • 5 auxiliary — Ⅰ. auxiliary UK US /ɔːgˈzɪliəri/ adjective ► used in addition to the main team, organization, system, etc. in order to give extra help and support: auxiliary staff/police/nurses »About 4800 unarmed auxiliary police officers work on a volunteer… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 6 auxiliary — index abettor, additional, adjunct, affiliate, appurtenance, appurtenant, associate, backer, clerical …

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  • 7 Auxiliary — Aux*il ia*ry, n.; pl. {Auxiliaries}. 1. A helper; an assistant; a confederate in some action or enterprise. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mil.) pl. Foreign troops in the service of a nation at war; (rarely in sing.), a member of the allied or subsidiary… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 auxiliary — [adj] supplementary abetting, accessory, adjuvant, ancillary, appurtenant, backup, complementary, contributory, extra, reserve, secondary, spare, subordinate, subservient, subsidiary, supporting; concepts 546,824 Ant. body, main auxiliary [n]… …

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  • 9 auxiliary — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ providing supplementary or additional help and support. ► NOUN (pl. auxiliaries) ▪ an auxiliary person or thing. ORIGIN Latin auxiliarius, from auxilium help …

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  • 10 auxiliary — (adj.) c.1600, from L. auxiliaris helpful, from auxilium aid, help, support, related to auctus, pp. of augere to increase (see AUGMENT (Cf. augment)). Military noun meaning foreign troops in service of a nation at war is from c.1600 …

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  • 11 auxiliary — /awg zil yeuh ree, zil euh /, adj., n., pl. auxiliaries. adj. 1. additional; supplementary; reserve: an auxiliary police force. 2. used as a substitute or reserve in case of need: The hospital has an auxiliary power system in case of a blackout.… …

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  • 12 auxiliary — [[t]ɔːgzɪ̱ljəri, AM ləri[/t]] auxiliaries 1) N COUNT An auxiliary is a person who is employed to assist other people in their work. Auxiliaries are often medical workers or members of the armed forces. Nursing auxiliaries provide basic care, but… …

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  • 13 auxiliary — aux|il|ia|ry1 [o:gˈzıljəri, o:k US o:gˈzıljəri, ˈzıləri] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: auxiliaris, from auxilium help ] 1.) auxiliary workers provide additional help for another group of workers ▪ an auxiliary nurse ▪ auxiliary staff 2.) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 auxiliary — 1 adjective 1 auxiliary workers provide additional help for another group of workers, especially nurses or soldiers: an auxiliary nurse | auxiliary staff 2 an auxiliary motor, piece of equipment etc is kept ready to be used if the main one stops… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 auxiliary — I. adjective Etymology: Latin auxiliaris, from auxilium help; akin to Latin augēre to increase more at eke Date: 15th century 1. a. offering or providing help b. functioning in a subsidiary capacity < an auxiliary branch of the state university > …

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  • 16 auxiliary — I UK [ɔːɡˈzɪlɪərɪ] / US [ɔɡˈzɪljərɪ] noun [countable] Word forms auxiliary : singular auxiliary plural auxiliaries * 1) a worker who helps more senior or permanent workers 2) an auxiliary verb II UK [ɔːɡˈzɪlɪərɪ] / US [ɔɡˈzɪljərɪ] adjective 1)… …

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  • 17 auxiliary — aux|il|ia|ry1 [ ɔg zıljəri ] adjective 1. ) auxiliary equipment or systems are available for use if the main one fails: an auxiliary power unit 2. ) auxiliary workers help more senior or permanent workers: auxiliary nurses/troops/pilots auxiliary …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 auxiliary — /ɒgˈzɪljəri / (say og zilyuhree), /ɒgˈzɪləri/ (say og ziluhree), /ɔg / (say awg ) adjective 1. giving support; helping; aiding; assisting. 2. subsidiary; additional: *After the attack on Brewarrena Station the governor ordered a counterattack by… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 auxiliary — adj. & n. adj. 1 (of a person or thing) that gives help. 2 (of services or equipment) subsidiary, additional. n. (pl. ies) 1 an auxiliary person or thing. 2 (in pl.) Mil. auxiliary troops. 3 Gram. an auxiliary verb. Phrases and idioms: auxiliary… …

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  • 20 auxiliary — n. 1) (grammar) a modal auxiliary 2) (BE) a nursing auxiliary * * * [ɔːg zɪljərɪ] (BE) a nursing auxiliary (grammar) a modal auxiliary …

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